On lock: New technology and high demand have resulted in strong growth for the industry

The Security Software Publishing industry has experienced steady growth over the five years to 2018. The explosion of data, a rise in internet-enabled solutions and cloud services and an increase in services conducted online are expected to stimulate the industry's expansion. High-profile cyberattacks targeting retailers, financial institutions and healthcare providers are expected to further stimulate demand for industry products, as customers continue to experience the effects of an underinvested or nonexistent security system. Several major trends are changing the security software landscape. The first is the migration to the software as a service business model...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • High-profile cyberattacks targeting retailers, financial institutions and healthcare providers are expected to further stimulate demand
  • As consumer preferences shifted toward tablets and smartphones, the industry has followed suit
  • Software publishers and technology companies are expected to continue migrating to the cloud
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Industry operators develop security software for a range of different types of customers, including enterprises, consumers and the government. While the level of technology may differ along market-lines (for example, an enterprise with a network of devices may need more powerful security software than a consumer that uses one PC), the classification of software largely remains the same or similar.Threat protectionThreat protection software provides customers with protection against the likes of viruses, malware and zero day vulnerability, as well as other cyberattacks and threats. Whe...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Security Software Publishing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Security Software Publishing Industry are

  • Undertaking technical research and development
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Protection of patents
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Private investment in computers and software and Corporate profit in the Security Software Publishing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Security Software Publishing Industry?

    This industry develops and distributes antivirus, anti-keylogger, spyware removal, encryption and firewall software. Operators in the industry may also provide consulting and technical support related to this software.

    Industry Products
  • Data protection
  • Threat protection
  • Security management and analysis
  • Network, internet and server
  • Other services
  • Industry Activities
  • Antivirus software publishing
  • Firewall software publishing
  • Spyware removal software publishing
  • Encryption software publishing
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Private investment in computers and software
  • Corporate profit
  • Number of mobile internet connections
  • Number of broadband connections
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Prime rate
  • Government consumption and investment

  • Current Performance
  • Attacks spur growth
  • Market shift
  • Business demand
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Cloud computing
  • Market shift
  • Business demand
  • Acquisitions
  • Looking ahead
  • Table: Security Software Publishing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Security Software Publishing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Computer Manufacturing
  • Computer Stores
  • Information

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Intellectual Property Licensing
  • Operating Systems & Productivity Software Publishing

  • Products & Services
  • Threat protection
  • Data protection
  • Other services
  • Network, internet and server
  • Security management and analysis
  • Chart: Security Software Publishing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Businesses
  • Consumers
  • Government
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Security Software Publishing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Marketing, rent and additional expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Security Software Publishing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Security Software Publishing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Symantec Corporation, McAfee LLC,
  • Table: Symantec Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: McAfee LLC - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Security Software Publishing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Security Software Publishing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Number of mobile internet connections (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Software that generates revenue through autorendering of advertisements. Often paired with malware.
  • Antivirus
  • Software designed to prevent, detect and remove viruses.
  • Firewall
  • Device or software designed to permit authorized network communication while blocking unauthorized communications.
  • Malicious Software (Malware)
  • Software designed to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information or gain unauthorized access to computer systems.
  • Software As A Service (Saas)
  • A model of software deployment where a provider licenses an application to customers for use as a service on demand.
  • Spyware
  • Software designed to gather sensitive information from a computer or network without the user's knowledge.
  • Virus
  • Software that automatically replicates itself. This industry provides products that protect against malware viruses.
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